UV Light Cuts Spread Of Tuberculosis

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:31 in Health & Medicine

Ultraviolet lights could reduce the spread of tuberculosis in hospital wards and waiting rooms by 70 percent, according to a new study. The study, which explored the transmission of tuberculosis from infected patients to guinea pigs, suggests that installing simple ultraviolet C lights in hospitals could help reduce the transmission of TB, including drug-resistant strains.

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